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From the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide comes this frightening news :

In 2008, assisted-suicide proponents targeted the state for a massive effort to make Washington only the second state to approve assisted suicide. With a voter initiative (I-1000) on the 2008 ballot, they succeeded in making it legal for doctors to help their patients commit suicide. The Washington initiative, patterned on Oregon’s assisted-suicide law, was spearheaded by Compassion and Choices (the former Hemlock Society).

On November 4, 2008 in Washington State, the crime of assisted suicide was transformed into a “medical treatment.”

Formerly, Oregon, Belgium, and the Netherlands were the only places in the world to permit assisted suicide. Now add Washington State to that list (passing the bill easily with 59 percent of the vote), and pray that there it stops.



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